Monument record CAM 043 - 'The island' Marstons pit

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Summary

Evaluation and monitoring identified a low level of activity on the site in the Iron Age period, dispersed over a broad area.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 76344 71591 (114m by 186m)
Map sheet TL77SE
Civil Parish CAVENHAM, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Evaluation, 1.01ha, a few scattered features thought to be prehistoric (S1).
An archaeological monitoring of topsoil stripping was carried out on an area within Marston's Pit, Cavenham Heath Quarry, Cavenham, following an evaluation which indicated the presence of prehistoric features. Two more pits were identified, with fills indicating a low level of domestic occupation and containing Iron Age pottery. Together with the features seen in the evaluation, they are a further indication of a low level of activity on the site in the Iron Age period, dispersed over a broad area (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: JAC. 2004. Eval report. 'The Island' Marsdon Pit. Cavenham Heath Quarry., Cavenham.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: JAC. 2005. Mon report. 'The Island', Marston's Pit, Cavenham Heath Quarry., Cavenham.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Apr 7 2015 2:26PM

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